When becomes appreciating the problem of baldness in women, it may constitute a most distressing problem, but more especially in the case of women. Below, we discuss the main causes and the characteristic pattern of female baldness.
There are many female alopecia causes, and about a third of women affected by alopecia at some point in his life, and two thirds of postmenopausal women experience thinning hair or are going bald. Hair loss often causes a greater impact on women than men, and that female alopecia is less socially acceptable. For this reason, baldness can seriously affect the emotional well-being and quality of life of women.
The main type of hair loss in both genders is androgenic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness (or in the case of men, male pattern baldness). In men, hair loss usually begins above the temples and hairline, receding gradually takes the form characteristic ‘M’ shape; hair thinning parietal area suffers at first and often ends up disappearing. In women, androgenic alopecia begins with a gradual refinement in the separation line and continues with a reduction in capillary density in the top of the head. The female hairline is usually not backward, and it is very rare for a woman to become bald.
There are many potential causes of female hair loss, including: certain diseases and medications, as well as physical or emotional stress. If you notice unusual loss of hair, you should go to a doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. You can also ask the doctor about seeing a therapist or a support group to address emotional difficulties. Alopecia can be frustrating; however, recent studies show an increase in the number of resources available to overcome this problem.
Patterns of female alopecia
Clinicians use the Ludwig classification system to describe female pattern baldness. The Type I consists of a minimum refinement that can be camouflaged with certain hairstyles. The Type II by a decrease in volume and a significant increase in central alopecia characterized. The Type III shows a diffuse thinning, and you can see part of the frontoparietal scalp through the hair.